• 5 ways to rub out 'operational friction' for a better patient experience: Press Ganey 

    Imagine this pie-in-the-sky scenario: A patient comes to the emergency department. There's no wait and they are taken straight back to a room where a smiling physician is waiting at the bedside to listen to and act upon the patient's healthcare concerns. Getting through registration, diagnostics — that's all a breeze. And in the end, a happy patient gets discharged efficiently, committed to taking their medication and seeking follow-up care.
  • 8 healthcare Fortune 500 companies rank high for leadership

    Fortune recently published its 2023 list of the largest corporations in the U.S. ranked by revenue for their respective 2022 fiscal years. The Fortune 500 list includes 80 healthcare companies. Among those, eight are in the top 25 of the ROL100 Ranking, which uses publicly available information to assess Return on Leadership scores for the top 100 companies on the latest Fortune 500 list, according to the publication.
  • UPMC leader now in charge of 18 hospitals

    David Gibbons, RN, president of Erie, Pa.-based UPMC Hamot, is now set to oversee 18 hospitals within the Pittsburgh-based system, according to a June 6 Go Erie report.
  • The rise of the hybrid CNO-COO

    As financial pressures grow and health systems look to reduce administrative teams, it's not uncommon for the COO role to be eliminated or left unfilled after a leader departs. However, some systems have taken a less traditional route, creating hybrid COO and chief nursing officer roles. 
  • Nurse practitioner and CEO of Wyoming clinic talks rural care challenges

    Sundance, Wyo., is home to 1,032 people and Crook County Medical Services District Sundance Clinic. It's also the hometown of clinic CEO, Micki Lyons, DNP, MSN, who drives 180 miles a day to return to the community she grew up in and care for it. 
  • 10 ways to positively affect healthcare

    The healthcare industry is ever-changing; if leaders want to make their own impact, it can be difficult to know where to begin. 
  • LeanTaaS Announces iQueue Autopilot, First Ever Generative AI Hospital Operations Solution

    LeanTaaS’ unique combination of award-winning AI, the largest hospital operations dataset, and 100+ team of change management experts will deliver a best-of-breed generative AI solution that unlocks “air traffic control” for health systems
  • Wellstar CEO, CFO defend Atlanta hospital closures

    The CEO and CFO of Marietta, Ga.-based Wellstar Health System are standing by the decision to close two hospitals in Atlanta amid allegations of racism. 
  • Margaret Crotty elected as 1st female chair of Northwell Health board

    Margaret Crotty has been elected as the new chair of the 37-member Northwell Health board of trustees.
  • States with the most Fortune 500 companies

    On June 5, Fortune published its 2023 list of the largest corporations in the U.S. ranked by revenue for their respective 2022 fiscal years. The Fortune 500 list includes 80 healthcare companies and companies that span the U.S.
  • Leveraging clinical data for actionable improvements in the emergency department

    Emergency departments face many operational challenges that have only been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many teams lack the data and analytic support to build appropriate action plans, exposing complex and related problems that leave many departments without a clear path forward. Technology can help drive needed changes in the ED. Innovative technology that goes beyond the usual analytics and dashboards and effectively leverages clinical data can help leaders improve operations and outcomes.
  • 'Be a goldfish' and 16 more Ted Lasso lessons for hospital leaders

    Executives looking for a way to enhance their own leadership style need look no further than Apple TV's Ted Lasso. Disguised as a show about a British football team, the series just might be a master class in leadership and management that could up any healthcare C-suite member's game.
  • Erlanger Health looks to new board member's financial expertise as it becomes nonprofit

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System is due to become a nonprofit entity July 1 as opposed to its current public system setup.
  • Biden plans to tap North Carolina physician to head CDC

    President Joe Biden is likely to tap North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, to head the CDC after Rochelle Walensky, MD, departs June 30, according to The Washington Post.
  • 'The Squad': 4 women surgeons' professional, parental support network

    In East Norriton, Pa., four women surgeons have formed a close relationship to support one another inside and outside the operating room. 
  • The physician CEO keeping it real for RUSH and Chicago

    Omar Lateef, DO, is what one could call a physician's physician. A pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist, he completed his fellowship at RUSH University Medical Center in 2005. Today he leads the entire Chicago-based enterprise as CEO. 
  • Florida State U chief medical officer dies following accident

    Daniel Van Durme, MD, chief medical officer for Florida State University in Tallahassee died of injuries May 30 following a motorcycle accident that occurred in late April, CBS affiliate WCTV reported.
  • Minnesota nursing board director steps down ahead of meeting to weigh her removal

    Kimberly Miller, BSN, RN, resigned from her position as executive director of the Minnesota Nursing Board May 18 — the same day the board scheduled an emergency meeting to weigh her removal, the Star Tribune reported. 
  • 4 changes facing health system C-suites

    As the healthcare industry faces mounting challenges, systems are slimming down to navigate the storm from a leaner ship. 
  • 'Embrace reality' and other words of wisdom from Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling

    Life in healthcare depends on perspective. You can take a negative approach and see all the challenges in front of you. Or, you can look at things differently and see plenty of opportunities, Michael Dowling, CEO of Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, N.Y., told Becker's when asked about the importance of optimism and his thoughts about the future of healthcare.

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